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9th Company: Roots Of Terror

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9th Company Roots of Terror is an action-oriented real-time strategy game based on actual events that took place during the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan.
9th Company follows the story of a ragged band of young recruits undergoing brutal training in Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley and culminates with a bloody stand against the Mujahideen warriors on a nameless mountain top in Afghanistan. It’s the Battle of Thermopylae all over again: one Russian fighter against 10 Afghanis!
9th Company recreates in detail the events that took place during the last large-scale Soviet military operation. Few know the history: the 9th Company of the 345th Guards Airborne Regiment came under heavy fire on “Hill 3234” on January 7th, 1988. They managed to stop several attacks by an estimated 400 Mujahideen and Pakistani mercenaries and held their position for two gory days. The company lost 6 men, and the remaining 28 of the total 39 were wounded. Two 9th Company soldiers were posthumously awarded the Golden Star medal and the title of Soviet Hero.
  • Warfare on two tactical levels: use the area operations map to choose your mission or explore 12 unique and highly detailed tactical maps of Afghanistan.
  • Stunning 3D graphics and a spectacular physics engine guarantee a one-of-a-kind experience in destroying any mechanized unit or building.
  • Merit reward and in-combat morale system for every character and advanced hit location system for mechanized units make tactical battles even more realistic.
  • A complex system of tactical behavior and firepower control for mechanized infantry, assault, reconnaissance and special operations units. More than 80 different unit types.
  • Nonlinear mission structure.
  • System of experience gain the crew now become more and more experienced with every battle. A possibility of forming an elite military unit is available in requisition screen.
Release date
Lesta Studios Inc
Noviy Disk
Strategy First
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2400 MHz and higher
  • Memory: 1024 Mb (2048 Mb for Windows Vista)
  • Graphics: 3D accelerator with 128Mb video memory (NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9800 Rro and higher)
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher
  • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card
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9th Company: Roots Of Terror reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
9th Company: Roots Of Terror is a Real-time Strategy game in The Style of Blitzkrieg And Men of War. The really Interesting Thing about this Game is the Setting, we play Soviet Troops in the Afghanistan War (1979-1989) and compete against the Islamist Mujahideen. By The way, in the military Resistance against the Soviet Occupation, there were also royalist, nationalist and left-wing groups, but the Weapons and Financial Resources of the US and Saudi Arabia were delivered via Pakistan only to Islamist Groups that Dependence on Pakistan stood. So The Game has a really "unused" and interesting Setting, plus Video Sequences that come from the Movie "The Ninth Company," quite beautiful detailed Models (for a Game from 2009) and quite decent Animation/effects. However: An exuberant Micro-segment among the Troops, an unfathomably stupid AI of their own Troops that does not react in principle or wrongly reacts to Orders, a Way To cry and completely overpowered Mujahedin, apparently already in 1979, only from Elite Fighters Inventable to make 15 Soviet Soldiers and 2 Tanks flat with a Knife. So an extremely poorly balanced Ratio of Troops. Conclusion: Light and Shadow in a fundamentally solid RTS with interesting Setting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBfObmT7dC4
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Microsoft from French
This game could have been a very good tactical squad war game, with a subject out of the ordinary, Russian conflict in Afghanistan fighting the Mudjahideen. But the too many "bugs" lead the experiment, and it is almost impossible to complete the campaign without having to use a backup file of another player or changing the config file to release all the missions to have access and complete the campaign. The game is based on the story of the film of the same name (excellent war film that I recommend), and whose extracts dot the menus and during the dwell of loads. STRENGTHS modeling landscapes. Effects of explosions very realistic and successful except for physics. The original subject that is different from the second world war. The wink to the movie. Great variety of mission. WEAKNESSES the incredible number of trigger "bugs" that prevent completing missions and campaign. The physics of the trees, soldiers and pieces of buildings that revolting in the same time during collisions and explosions. Management of the camera is not intuitive and difficult to master. Little explanation of the missions sometimes requires to start again since the beginning of the mission. You have to save at every step. The subject would have deserved better treatment in the game. To buy only on sale for the most patient and passionate of the genre. Element graphic note 6.9 sound 6.5 playability 5.0 scenario 5.1 overall rating 5.9
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